When we make naan at home in the proper way (in the oven) it becomes very tiring on our feet. We have to continually run around opening and closing windows to air out the apartment to stop the blaring fire-alarms. Somehow the fire-alarms do not like the naans (maybe it prefers Biriyani).
The alternative I use is to make naans on the tawa. The results are pretty good and it’s easier to make that way. Here’s the recipe to make naan on a gas or electric stove-top.
- 2 cups all purpose flour ( maida )
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1tsp. sugar
- 1tsp. baking powder
- 1/2tsp. baking soda
- 2tbsp. oil
- 1/2 cup plain curd ( Yogurt )
Sieve flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda in a mixing bowl. Add sugar to it and mix well.
Drizzle 2tbsp. oil to it and rub with the dry ingredients till you get a texture of crumb.
Add plain curd little at a time and start kneading. Knead till you get a soft pliable dough. If needed add little milk to it.
Keep the dough covered with a damp kitchen towel for 15 – 30 minutes and knead it once more before you start rolling.
Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and on a floured surface roll them out into flat uniform discs of 8 – 9 inch diameter. The size and thickness depends on your preference, I prefer mine to be a little thick.
Heat a non stick tawa and brush it with butter.
Place the rolled out naan to it and lower the heat to medium. Keep it partially covered and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove the lid and you will see the bread has risen. Brush the top surface of the flatbread with butter before you turn it over. Cook till you get golden brown patches all over its surface.
Remove and serve hot.